18. May, 2021

Intuition v calculation

As we’re not chess computers, no human players calculates everything. There are always some “educated guesses” that you have to make. Even if you are dutifully calculating every move, your time is still finite, and so you have to choose which candidate moves to calculate in depth, and which ones to reject. What to look for in a given position. This is often intuitive, in the sense that this decision is based on a feeling. This feeling is probably just deeply ingrained knowledge and experience … 
     - Konrad Morawski

Diagram - White to move   Play

😎 Video - reaction to a move in Junior Speed Chship (0:59)

👍 Chess book - Chess Intuition v Calculation